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"For every human problem,
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
19. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 09:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 09:42:
I Have DA2... and its UI is heavily inspired by the console version. It's DA1 that has the heavy mouse/keyboard UI. Facts and knowledge right back at you. DA2's interface was boring and streamlined, DA3 looks like boring/streamlined/smartphone Version 2.0.

The endless obsession in this age with minimalist UI is upon us, in the age of Apple, smartphones, and ... stuff.
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To be perfectly honest, two of the biggest things that put me off DA2 was the UI, the second was the re-use of areas. I enjoyed DA's UI without a doubt, and the whole wooden characters with minimalist UI sucks. Hell when are we going to see more characters with life in them? Shep in ME was good, Shep in ME2 started to get wooden, Shep in ME3 at least had life in them again.

I'm still not buying this game until it goes on sale at a massive discount and I hear user reviews. I got DA2 for free from EA, and that's the only way that I would play it. Meh I guess we'll see soon enough.
 
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News Comments > etc.
25. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 09:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 00:32:
The survey mentions its methodology just fine, and prove the first source wrong, then. Should be easy if it's made up.

You know nothing about sources. You provided no data of your own. And your knowledge of journalism showed you can't even Google before saying something. How much can your care if your can't be bothered to google to see if you aren't horrifically wrong before posting a judgment?
Actually no it doesn't mention it's methodology at all. Rather it takes particular information without giving any insight on how it was weighted or over what time period. Was it 10 years? Was it since the prize began, did it start in the 1950's?

I don't have to provide data, how interesting is that. Rather I expect that someone is using something as a source, that they in-turn have complete sources listed in order to properly prove their methodology. Damn huh? I guess those classes in criminal law really did jade me in expecting a higher level of standards.
 
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and it is always wrong."
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News Comments > etc.
2. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 09:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 09:33:
Oh yeah, she's a winner...link from the comments in that article:

http://tweetsave.com/leighalexander

Pretty much. Just think, you've got some asshat attacking your primary source of income(gamers), and would you really want to advertise on such a site that supports that line as well. Especially a site that supposedly caters to developers.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. No subject Oct 1, 2014, 18:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 18:17:
You realize what you quoted is my point, not something I sourced.
The second source, which you vapidly complain is a survey, is reporting that under 40% of journalists surveyed had journalism degrees, so yes, a survey reporting the findings of a survey makes perfect sense.
Actually I trimmed it down so it wouldn't clutter the thread. You realize that said survey provides no empirical data right? That's a survey with no information on methodology or breakdown.

The first source is independent research which, again, would not have a source because it is it's own source. Someone taking the list of Pulitzer Prize winners and digging into their educational background isn't something that gets sourced. The author is the Washington Post journalist who broke the Hoover/FBI political spying story, so she likely knows a few things about journalism. As former head of a college journalism program, she probably also knows something about journalism education.

Do you even understand how sourcing works?
The first source is indeed independent research, or it appears to be. But again, it offers no data. In other words, there no source of how they conducted it, weighting, time frame, period, quality of substantive works, etc.

And apparently I've got a better idea of how sourcing works then you do. You're using a source, which has no sources in order to back up their information. In other words, your statement is made on their authoritative statements, which have no data.
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. No subject Oct 1, 2014, 17:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 15:47:

Journalism degrees neither make you more likely to be a journalist nor better at being a journalist.
Your first source doesn't offer any sources. The second is an opinion survey, brilliant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. No subject Oct 1, 2014, 15:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
"Ad firms struggle" huh? Yeah well if you didn't let anyone with money throw ads into your network then you wouldn't have to worry about it now would you? And that's why people use adblock.  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2014, 15:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 15:22:
There is no professional requirement for a credentialed journalist to have a degree in journalism. This should be pretty common knowledge to anyone past the age of 14.

Sure there's no professional requirement, good luck getting hired on at any publication without one though.
 
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and it is always wrong."
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Drivers
6. No subject Sep 30, 2014, 12:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
John wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 08:37:
Just throw in a nVidia card and you'll be good to go! Better than using it as a footrest.
Sure and then you can experience, crash, crash, crash, crash, crash, TDR, TDR, TDR, TDR. My last experience with nvidia left an exceptionally sour taste in my mouth, especially when they decided to start blaming customers for the crashes when it turned out to be their fault because they'd cranked the voltage levels so low to keep the cards cool it would cause them to crash.
 
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and it is always wrong."
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. No subject Sep 29, 2014, 14:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 13:35:
How did you manage to get it for $15? Was it an upgrade or full install?
It was probably the upgrade from vista/7 program. That's how I got mine, but there was also another promo that MS was running for the pro version that was also $15. Anyway for anyone interested G2A does have copies of Win8 pro for ~15 right now via the marketplace. Regardless of whether or not it was the upgrade or not it's trivial to activate it from a clean install.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. No subject Sep 29, 2014, 07:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
harlock wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 23:36:
thinking of 2 snipers, 2 energy... still wondering if there are highpowered melee weapons so those skills are useful past the early game

Yep, there are some high powered melee weapons. Ran across a bladed melee that had 37-62 damage. And some weapons like the neutron blaster are absolutely essential against bots and low/no armor baddies. My current team is 1 sniper(w/pistols for close in just in case), 1 energy(w/shotguns), 1 pistol, 2 assault(1 pistol/melee blunt), 1 heavy(w/unarmed or whatever it's called). Chewing up everyone and spitting them out.

Also some stuff for people: Hardass, or Kickass is required in some cases to get a good outcome. Demolition, alarms, locks, tumbler, and science skills too. Having a couple of people with very high int to crank out the bonus points lets you maximize them. Surgeon must-have and first aid as well. Animal friend can help you with some of the more annoying quests too anything other then that it's up to you.
 
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and it is always wrong."
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. No subject Sep 28, 2014, 17:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cpmartins wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 15:35:
Having a blast with Wasteland 2, baring a few bugs. What an incredibly fun RPG. A true successor to the original, one of the very first games I have ever played. Can't recommend enough.

WL2 is an excellent game, sadly there's been a couple of times where I should have picked skills more carefully for some characters.
 
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and it is always wrong."
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2014, 15:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
$0.38 to make, sells for $20. Sounds about right.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. No subject Sep 28, 2014, 15:04 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Valve Complete pack huh? Does this mean the legend could be true? Is there a 3 hidden in our dark future?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2014, 19:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 27, 2014, 16:02:
I had to turn the air back on because I likes it cold.
Head out to western canada. You can have temps in the 80's and 90's on monday and have 10" of snow on Wednesday. Happened to my sister a few weeks ago. It was 33C on Monday, on Wednesday she had 10" of snow and the temprature was -8C(17f) that was late August. I hear edmonton and a few other areas got around 2-3" though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2014, 14:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah...it's almost like summer outside, when we didn't really have a summer.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
51. No subject Sep 26, 2014, 09:00 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 22:27:
The guy I responded to in the quote you singled me out on said it was about reviews.

So you're changing goalposts. Nice.
No I'm not changing goal posts. It was people who jumped the gun and believe it was reviews--this is what happens when people don't research something. It was always about what I said, you don't want to believe that fine.

Then again, I *could* change the goal posts and be perfectly okay with it. After all the anti-gg side, has been doing nothing but that, right.

NKD wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 06:23:
No one even knows what they are arguing about or for anymore. Even here on Blue's trying to follow the conversation is nigh impossible. Are we arguing about sexism? Is it about de-facto censorship? Is it journalistic integrity? Is it global warming? Are CEOs paid too much? Coke vs. Pepsi?

This shit is more fractured and meaningless than Occupy Wall Street. Just another generic excuse for people to voice their favorite tangentially gaming-related gripe and rabble rabble rabble.

Face it, this issue is so muddied that no productive conversation can come out of it. None. It's been tainted, soiled, and ruined by everyone who wants to co-opt the conversation for their own agenda.
Considering occupy was gutted from within by sjw's, and GG is refusing to let them control the narrative perhaps you're just reading into it far too much.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Trailer
7. No subject Sep 25, 2014, 22:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Is it february yet?  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
36. No subject Sep 25, 2014, 22:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:21:
Jesus, man. To quote Axis, "wrong."

Note the part where "to help sell that game."
Not a single person that reviewed Depression Quest is alleged to have slept with Zoe Quinn.

Or do you think it's just unconscionable that reviewers have sex with people that also make games, even if they never, ever review the games the people they have sex with make? Because there are hundreds of thousands of people that make games, and some of them have relations with people that cover games. It's true in every industry.
Wrong? Hardly. See, you're still stuck on "reviewed" which was never the issue. Rather it was "mention in the context of other titles, mainly at the start of an article." Or do you keep forgetting that?

Do you realize that in the world of real media that reviewers and sources don't bang each other. Or when they're "too close to a source" that they recuse themselves in it. You realize that doing anything like this in any other industry would be grounds for disciplinary action or outright dismissal.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
23. No subject Sep 25, 2014, 18:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 16:46:

Can you direct me to a review written by someone Zoe Quinn slept with?
Still having problems reading huh? Note the part where "people who were writing reviews" not "banged them for reviews." Let's not forget that she was a literal nobody until she got mentioned by said individuals. Of course there are several other people who were sleeping with people they were writing about as well. But I'm sure none of that matters either.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M
2. No subject Sep 24, 2014, 09:37 Mashiki Amiketo
 
"RPG's are dead." rite guys?  
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